The case of Lisa Irwin — a baby who has now been missing for a quarter of her 13-month life — will officially have that moment this Friday. That's when, as the Associated Press reports, Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley appear alongside attorney Joe Tacopina and private investigator Bill Stanton on the Dr. Phil show.
Lisa Irwin's disappearance on October 3 of last year has received no shortage of national media attention. Her parents have insisted since she went missing that someone entered the house and abducted their child. KCTV Channel 5 has a run-down of the events of the past four months and footage from the dashcam of the officers who responded to the initial call that Irwin was missing at 4 a.m. October 4.
Irwin's parents, their attorney and private investigator are expected to share their theories on Dr. Phil's program about what happened that night. While the show is set to air on the four-month anniversary of the baby's disappearance, it's hard to imagine this is the hour that solves the unfortunate mystery. What will happen is that pundits and bloggers will have one more shot to vilify or sympathize with her parents.
Another week will likely pass without a new development. And the more time that passes, the further it feels from this story having an ending.